Pic of the Day--Reptillian

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Pic of the Day--Reptillian

Postby Hank Zumach » Aug 15, 2007 10:12 am

Hi All--Let's face it. Sometimes we buy hosta varieties based on the name only. That's why I bought today's variety, Reptillian, in 2002. Being a manly man, I thought I'd be getting something primitive and exotic and, well, reptilian. (notice the two spellings of the word). What I got was a slow developing variety that has an interesting, corrugated, piecrusted leaf. It does have a decent growth rate. Growing in a spot that might get a couple of hours of direct sun, it has measured 15x4, 22x9, 33x11, 38x15, 38x15 and 45x14. It is listed as a medium-large variety. Slugs have been easily controlled.

Registry - not registered
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Reptillian
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/reptilian.html

The pix are from 2002, 2004, and 2007.
reptillian 6-24-02c 135.jpg

Reptillian 7-8-04c.JPG

Reptillian 6-25-07c 022.jpg
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Pic of the Day--Reptillian



Postby tsneal » Aug 15, 2007 4:30 pm

I like Reptillian..it is doing well!

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Postby thehostagourmet » Aug 15, 2007 5:25 pm

It produces some interesting seedlings too. You can cross it both ways.

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Postby newtohosta-no more » Aug 15, 2007 5:54 pm

I would share a pic of mine, but it is covered in bird droppings. :lol:
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